BY DESIGN: African fashion grows on global stage

By Design

African-influenced fashion is fast becoming one of the most sought after styles in the West- with celebrities like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Vogue magazine championing African designers.

African fashion is as diverse as the continent itself- and one of the most visible designs from there is so-called Ankara fabric; also known as African wax prints. The colorful printed fabric is one of the hottest global trends in fashion.

CGTN’s Maria Galang takes a closer look at its growing influence.

CGTN’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Zarinah El-Amin Naeem, Global Citizen Mentor and Founder of Enliven Your Soul, about the growing demand of African-inspired fashion.